• Freelance Consultant/Special Event Producer/Coordinator/Production Manager
  • Daytona Beach, FL, US
  • May 13, 2022
Full time Facilities Hospitality-Hotel Management Marketing Other

Personal Summary

EVENT PRODUCER/COORDINATOR with over 20 years of event planning and production experience serving cultural, corporate institutions, and privately owned businesses. Proven ability to coordinate and manage large-scale events. Adept at all aspects of event planning and coordination from inception to completion. Skilled at negotiations, talent, public relations, staffing, management, and logistics. Able to manage budgets, coordinate projects, meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks. Advanced project management skills, including: budget creation, management and reconciliation. Possess outstanding presentation and communication skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Macintosh, database management systems, and social media.

Provide clients with the following resources:

➢ budgeting and sales
➢ event conceptualization
➢ artistic direction
➢ venue sales and management
➢ permitting
➢ marketing and promotions
➢ public relations and publicity
➢ database management
➢ production schedules
➢ graphic design consultation
➢ equipment procurement
➢ food and beverage services
➢ travel and lodging
➢ staffing and security
➢ post-event reports

Work Experience

Freelance Consultant/Special Event Producer/Coordinator/Production Manager
Jan 1999 - May 2022 Positive Productions

PROVIDENCE, ri//HASTINGS ON HUDSON, NY (see client roster on ) 1999 - CURRENT
Freelance Consultant/Special Event Producer/Coordinator/Production Manager
➢ Plan, create, and coordinate events for diverse companies, organizations and arts/cultural institutions: WaterFire, Bold Point Park Concert Series, Providence Convention Center, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Susquehanna Art Museum, Pennsylvania School Board Association, The Mayor of New York City, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Skin Cancer Foundation, HBO, and Jones Lang LaSalle at Grand Central Terminal.

Director of Special Events, Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach, The Bronx
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010 city of New York/Parks and Recreation

➢ Created and developed new public programs and special events for New York City's largest park, which includes expansive natural areas, beaches, recreational facilities, and concessions.
➢ Reviewed and processed special events permits, coordinated site visits, external and internal staffing.
➢ Screened and contracted vendors, performers, and reviewed and coordinated film and photo shoots.
➢ Served as a liaison with various governmental agencies, the Parks' Public Information Office, Events, Marketing, and New Media divisions. Liaison to the film industry and other organizations hosting events within the park.
➢ Researched, wrote, & edited public information & marketing materials: website, press releases, & newsletter.
➢ Generated weekly, monthly, & yearly event schedules & reports utilizing computer database systems.
➢ Maintained yearly event reports, statistical data, marketing & media files.

Director of Production, Salesperson
Jan 2002 - Dec 2006 Frost Special Event Production Services Inc., Woodside

➢ Produced large-scale, full-service events for existing company clients and new clientele.
➢ Managed project budgets, provided creative direction, sourced vendors, and negotiated vendor contracts.
➢ Program management of events, which included: logistics, staffing, and overall operation of events.
➢ Established and created: company policies, procedures, marketing plans, brand development, and staff development such as job roles and descriptions, setting new standards for hiring, and restructuring of existing staff.

Director, Public Events/ Executive Producer, FIRST NIGHT New York
Jul 1993 - Feb 1999 Grand Central Partnership/34th Street Partnership/Bryant Park Restoration Corporation, Inc

Director, Public Events/ Executive Producer, FIRST NIGHT New York Jul. '93 - Feb. '99
➢ Created, produced, promoted over 400 performing arts, promotional, and press events annually at various public and private venues in Midtown Manhattan including the MetLife Building, Grand Central Terminal, and the Penn Station.
➢ Served as Executive Producer of FIRST NIGHT New York, with an annual attendance of 25,000.
➢ Managed development and marketing consultants to increase contributed income for FIRST NIGHT and seasonal events series; created and managed an annual budget of over $1 million.


BA History
Sep 1984 - May 1989 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania